What does karma and dharma have to do with nirvana?


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In Buddhism Dharma is has multiple meanings. The First is the universal Law (truth) of nature, also known as Natural Law. The Second is the teachings of Buddha that applies understanding of the Natural Law to conduct of human life. Lastly, it also means phenomena or characteristics.

Karma is the concept of action or deed. In the west this is confused as the payback to your actions (Fate, e.g. It was my karma to get yelled at because I yell at everyone). This is an incorrect understanding. The reactions to your actions is the Karmic Fruit (vipaka). Your karma is the way you typically reaction to a given situation each time it happens.

Nirvana, in Buddhism, is a state of which exists no suffering. The word literally means "blowing out". That is blowing out the fires of greed, hate, and delusions.

According to The Buddha, to reach this state of Nirvana, one had to understand the Dharma, how the world is, live a life in which your karma was in tune to this world and all the creatures in it and live without delusions.


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Hinduism believes in the concept of reincarnation. What determines the state of an individual in the next existence is karma which refers to the actions undertaken by the body and the mind. In order to achieve good karma it is important to live life according to dharma. This involves doing what is right for the individual, the family, the community and also for the universe itself. Dharma is like a cosmic norm and if one goes against the norm it can result in bad karma. So, dharma affects the future according to the karma accumulated. Therefore, one's dharmic path in the next life is determined by their past karma.

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Before trying to understand the relationship between Karma, Dharma and Moksha we have to keep in mind that Moksha, in its original form, was banned as it gives unlimited freedom to individuals, which would make the life of the individual and the society he lives in highly unstable.Karma, Dharma and Moksha as we know today:We believe that good Karma or good deed enables us to have a higher Varna in the next life and a bad Karma makes us have a lower Varna.Moksha is defined as putting an end to cycles of reincarnations.Dharma enables us to attain Moksha without getting any freedom. Moksha attained through Dharma just makes us follow Dharma effortlessly and redefine Dharma to a small extent.The original Karma, Dharma and Moksha:1. Karma:Karma is a means to attain Moksha. Moksha enables us to have freedom to change our Varna.There are four Varnas.1. Brahmana2. Kshatriya3. Vaishya4. Shudra.All the four are a blend of rest and activity.Karma enables us to blend rest and activity in four distinct ways. In other words there are four distinct kinds of Karma, each enabling us to have a distinct Varna.2. Moksha:Moksha is a means to unlimited controllable and reversible freedom. In Brahmana Varna there is no freedom. The freedom is more in Kshatriya Varna, still more in Vaishya Varna and practically unlimited in Shudra Varna.3. Dharma:Dharma is virtual law. It is law that we can't violate even if we want to. Thus, Dharma is eternal. Dharma is maximum in Brahmana Varna and least in Shudra Varna. In the redefined form we have to attain Moksha through Dharma only. Thus, when we attain Moksha we would not get any freedom but would just be able to follow Dharma effortlessly.Thus, Dharma and Karma are means to attain Moksha.

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